Cambridge City Ladies and Cambridge United Women ordered to replay SSE Women's FA Cup tie
U's appeal upheld by the FA Women's Football Board (WFB)
Cambridge City Ladies and Cambridge United Women have been ordered to replay their SSE Women’s FA Cup, first round tie by the FA.
The match on Sunday (November 11) was won 2-1 by City through Laura Mills’ extra-time goal.
But United made a protest to The FA Women’s Football Board (WFB) regarding the dimensions of the pitch at Trinity Old Field Sports Ground.
It has been upheld by the WFB, and the teams ordered to replay the fixture on or before Sunday, November 25 at a venue nominated by Cambridge United Women.
A statement from the FA read: “Cambridge City Ladies and Cambridge United Women have been ordered to replay the SSE Women’s FA Cup ‘First Round Proper’ fixture originally played on Sunday [11 November 2018].
“This follows receipt of a protest from Cambridge United Women relating to incorrect pitch dimensions, which was subsequently referred to The FA Women’s Football Board (WFB).
“Following due consideration of correspondence from both clubs, and the match referee, the WFB upheld the protest and has ordered for the match to be replayed on or before Sunday, November 25 at a venue nominated by Cambridge United Women.”
The competition rules state that any protest relating to the ground, goal posts or bars or other accessories of the game would not be considered by the Women’s Football Board unless an objection had been lodged with the referee and the home club at least an hour before the official time of the kick off.
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